Summer is in full swing. It's time to get outside and make the most of the sun-filled days before they're gone by enjoying the laid-back quiet pleasures of Summer.
If you want to pack as much enjoyment into each day as you can, we've put together a summer bucket list for slow living in summer. If you have a companion, this guide to dog-friendly summer activities is packed with ideas for you both to enjoy.
Create A Summer Capsule
Make the most of your wardrobe by creating a summer capsule to stay cool and comfortable in the heat. Need inspiration? Here's our summer style moodboard, outfits we're wearing this summer, and summer jewellery must-haves.
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Shop At A Local Farmers' Market
Summer markets have the best local produce. It's a great opportunity to feast on in-season produce grown by independent makers.
One of the simplest pleasures of Summer is eating outside. Food just takes better, no matter whether you're in your own back garden or at the beach.
Visit The Beach
A classic summer activity that's a hit for a reason. Find the nearest dog-friendly beach and take your companion with you too.
Go To An Ice Cream Parlour
There's nothing better than a cold ice cream on a hot Summer day. Visit your nearest parlour to enjoy an ice cream sundae.
Take a break from technology by switching your phone for a book. Go outside, sit under a shady tree, and lose a few hours in a good read.
The best way to cool off on a hot Summer's day is a refreshing swim. Avoid the beach or community pool; head to a wild swimming river spot instead.
Visit A Botanical Garden
The best time of year to visit a botanical garden is during Summer, when everything is in full bloom. Spend the day wandering glass houses and formal gardens.
Head To A Beer Garden
Cool off in a shady pub garden. It's an ideal spot for enjoying the weather in a comfortable spot while relaxing with your favourite people.
Go For A Sunset Walk
Golden hour in Summer is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Make the most of it with a sunset walk surrounded by nature.
Have A Photoshoot
If there's one thing you should do this summer is make memories. Take as many photos and videos as you can to look back on when the weather starts to turn cold.